After Pharrell Williams debuted his Spring/Summer 2024 Menswear collection in June, fans everywhere were reminded of the allure and significance the Louis Vuitton label has helmed throughout its time in the industry. Now Nicolas Ghesquière, Creative Director of Louis Vuitton womenswear, illuminates the same charm in his Spring/Summer 2024 collection at Paris Fashion Week last week Monday. Set in the unopened Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Élysées, the scene was enveloped in orange plastic, with hung lighting designed by James Chinlund to replicate the interior of a hot air balloon.
The collection is an ode to a wondrous summer, with a blend of engaging silhouettes completing most of the looks. In a contrasting vision, the looks take a turn from the Fall/Winter 2023 collection which focused on classic French style and business-ready designs, instead highlighting light and intricate pieces with touches of history in the form of 19th-century references and 80’s power suiting. Combining both simple and effortless elegance is nothing new to the maison, with the latest collection serving us variety, in every possible way.
Patterns were plastered in stripes, plaids, and houndstooth, offering a lively scheme with complimentary sheerness clashing to create an exquisite ensemble. Summer-appropriate fabrics are airy and chic, juxtaposed with PVC and hefty leathers. The 50s are echoed in outerwear details and finishings along with sultry corset tops and billowing bubble shapes. Satin bed jackets are seen in buttery hues. Tailoring is powerfully infused with 80s shoulders, slim and tapered trousers, pleated skirts, and suspender-adorned high-waist slacks. Loosely draped chiffon skirts are layered and asymmetrical, and baggy bombers are fit for traveling.
Accessories are done amply with chunky statement belts and bags in animated forms. Clutches are in the shape of polaroid cameras, an oddity that allows for capturing any memorable Summer moment. Dainty baguette bags are included for diminutive pursuits. Hats are designed for sun coverage and style, with jewelry in stacked necklaces and minimalist watches.
Shoes are in pumps with twisted leather detailing and peep-toes that are decorated in stripes, black, grey, or white. Keeping the season in mind, the collection’s color palette is enticed with bright corals, canary and pastel yellows, cerulean and sky blues, bubblegum pink, classic black and white, and brown in the form of a signature LV monogrammed belt.
Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2024 observes mobility at its core, creating pieces meant to be lived and voyaged in while simultaneously keeping the wearer as fashionable as one can be.